LSU Gold
Position
Quarterback
Height
6'2
Weight
194
Class
Redshirt Freshman
Hometown
Lake Charles, La.
High School
Marcus HS
Experience
1L

2021 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Enters second season with the Tigers after seeing action in four games as a true freshman in 2021 … Among a group of 4 quarterbacks vying for the starting job heading into training camp … Served as LSU’s backup quarterback a year ago, appearing in 4 games … Graduated high school early and enrolled at LSU in the spring of 2021, taking part in spring drills … Has the “it” factor … Vocal player on the field with a big arm and a lot of confidence … Has the ability to extend plays with his feet … Can make all the throws necessary to win in the SEC … Named to the 2021 SEC Academic Honor Roll … Majoring in Sports Administration … Grew up in a quarterback family as his dad Doug played the position the NFL … Dad is currently the quarterbacks coach for the Dallas Cowboys.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2021)
Backup quarterback for the Tigers as a true freshman … Appeared in four games … Granted a redshirt … Action came against McNeese, Central Michigan, Ole Miss and Arkansas … Finished year 29-of-57 for 329 yards, 2 TDs and 2 interceptions … Most extensive time came against Arkansas when he took over for Max Johnson after the first two series of the game … Connected on 18-of-31 passes for 179 yards, 1 TD and a pair of interceptions against the Razorbacks … Against Ole Miss, threw first TD of college career, connecting with Malik Nabers for a 9-yard score in the fourth quarter … Completed 7-of-12 passes for 103 yards against Ole Miss … Collegiate debut came in week 2 against McNeese, going 3-of-10 for 19 yards … The following week was 1-of-4 for 28 yards against Central Michigan.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-star pro-style quarterback from Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas … Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana … One of the nation’s top quarterback prospects … Earned four stars from 247 Sports, ESPN and Rivals … Ranked No. 13 at his positional nationally by ESPN as well as being the No. 9 prospect overall in Texas and No. 61 overall … Led his team to a 9-0 mark and the district title as a senior … Threw for 50 touchdowns and over 5,300 yards as a sophomore and junior … In 2019, he earned Texas District 6-6A MVP Honors … Selected to 2020 Under Armour All American Game… 2020 Texas 6A Midseason Player of the Year … Completed 213-of-293 passes for 2,815 yards, 33 touchdowns and only five interceptions as a senior in 2020 … For career, racked up 8,160 passing yards and 83 touchdowns, completing 623 passes on 946 attempts with only 20 interceptions … Son of Doug Nussmeier, the quarterbacks coach for the Dallas Cowboys … His dad Doug was drafted in the fourth round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints and spent five years (1994-98) with the franchise … His dad played college football at the University of Idaho where he was named the 1993 Walter Payton Player of the Year, an award given annually to the top player in Division I-AA football.

GARRETT NUSSMEIER’S CAREER PASSING HIGHS
Pass attempts: 31 vs. Arkansas, 2021
Pass completions: 18 vs. Arkansas, 2021
Pass yards: 179 vs. Arkansas, 2021
Pass TDs: 1, 2x (Last: vs. Arkansas, 2021; First: at Ole Miss, 2021)
Had intercepted: 2 vs. Arkansas, 2021
Long pass: 33 at Ole Miss, 2021

GARRETT NUSSMEIER’S CAREER RUSHING HIGHS
Rush attempts: 2 vs. Arkansas, 2021
Rush yards: -5 vs. McNeese, 2021
Long rush: 0

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